Feyenoord Rotterdam football club is the most popular Dutch professional league team located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The club was officially founded on July 19, 1908. Feyenoord is ranked amongst the top 5 teams in Netherland, currently playing in the Dutch top-flight, Eredivisie. Feyenoord have a strong football history with many great moments in it. The club has won 14 Dutch Championships, 11 Dutch Cups and 2 Dutch Supercups including European Cup, two UEFA Cups and the International Cup.
Feyenoord Rotterdam football club has a long history in winning the major trophies. The club is performing in the Dutch top-flight since 1917 and won the first Eredivisie title in 1923/24 season, since then they are participating in the top division regularly without any relegation to second division. If we take a look into club’s performance records over the past few years, we will witness some of the best moments of football played over years in Netherlands.
Not only in Netherlands, but all over the world Feyenoord FC have a huge fan followeing. They opened a fan shop in the center of Tokyo, Japan when Shinji Ono was a key player at the club, and also in South Korea when Song Chong-Gug played for Feyenoord.
- Eredivisie: 14
1923–24, 1927–28, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1964–65, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1973–74, 1983–84, 1992–93, 1998–99
- KNVB Cup: 11
1929–30, 1934–35, 1964–65, 1968–69, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2007–08
- Johan Cruijff-schaal: 2
- European Cup
- Winners: 1969–70
- Intercontinental Cup
- Winners: 1970
- UEFA Cup
- Winners: 1973–74, 2001–02
- UEFA Super Cup
- Runners-up: 2002
Societa Sportiva Lazio football club is a professional football club based in Rome and competes in the domestic Italian league (Serie A). The club was established in 1900 and has since then dominated Italian football by spending most of it’s history in the top tier of the Serie A. Lazio fc has also done well in European competitions and has a fairly decorated trophy cabinet. The club has a strong and able squad which has helped the club reach new heights. S.S. Lazio football club is also famously known by the nickname of ‘LE AQUILE (the eagles)’ and play their home matches at the ‘STADIO OLIMPICO’ in Rome which has a capacity to accommodate over 72,000 fans.
The current owner and president of the club is Italian entrepreneur Claudio Lotito, Edoardo Reja is the current head coach of S.S. Lazio fc and has turned the club’s fortunes since arriving in 2010, helping them out of the relegation zone and is currently guiding them towards a top four finsh by the end of the season. The club’s crest features a golden eagle above a white shield with a blue border; the club’s name is written inside the shield and another small shield is present consisting of the colours of the club.
After an initiative taken by employees of Friedrich Bayer and Company, a sports club by the name of Bayer Leverkusen was formed in 1904. It was initially a sports club which was involved in a number of sports but the most famous sporting department eventually proved to be the football club.
It was not until 1988 that the Bayer Leverkusen football club was noted as a major German club, up until their victory against Espanyol FC which helped them lift the UEFA Cup final. The club is known for it’s attacking football style but has never been able to perform up to it’s true potential in the German Bundesliga. Having had talents like Michael Ballack and Ze Roberto, they have not been able to capitalize on this and did not win any major trophies.
Bayern Leverkusen football club almost got relegated in the 2002-2003 season but thankfully they survived the embarrassment. Thanks to Klaus Augenthaler whose exceptional management skills not only saved the club for relegation but he also exalted the standard of the club’s game and led them to a 3rd place finish the Bundesliga along with a birth in the Champions league.
Recent times may have seen a slight deterioration in the performance of Bayer Leverkusen football club but they have been working hard and have cemented a name for themselves in European football.
Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Sport Lisboa e Benfica better known as Benfica are a multi sport club which was formed back in 1904. The club has a rich sporting history with over 18000 trophies in various sports making it one of the most decorated sporting ventures in the world.
Benfica football club is an arm of the Benfica sports club and is one of the best known Portuguese football teams known as a part of the big three in Portugal. The club plays it’s home football at Estadio Da Luz with a capacity exceeding 65,000. The home kit is red and white whereas the away kit is a nice mixture of beige and blue.
Benfica football club has been dominant on the local football scene ever since it was formed and has been a source of some great talent for the world of football. They got immense success in Europe and nationally since they took the bull by it’s horns and broke the amazing run of European form by Real Madrid FC. The club faced dark times in the middle of 1990s when it went through serious financial troubles since they had done a lot of buying and the squad soared to over 30 players with debts accumulating on the side. They did not manage a lot of success up until 2003 but ever since then have been going through a rebuilding phase whereby they are trying to regain their status as a dominant European club.
Deportivo La Coruna football club is regarded as one of the best clubs in Europe and a regular Spanish top League team. Depor has a long history with many great moments in it. The club has a potential to beat any side at any time. Depor won the first title “Galician Championship” in 1926-27 season and repeated five times in 1927-28, 1930-31, 1932-33, 1936-37, and 1939-40 season, and finished 6 times as runners-up in 1924-25, 1925–26, 1929–30, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1938–39.
In 1999-00, Deportivo La Coruna football club won the first and only La Liga title, also finishing as runner-up on five other occasions and since then the club is a regular performer in the top league. In 1995 they won the first Copa del Rey trophy and repeated in 2002. The club has also won the Spanish Cup twice in 1995 and 2002 and three Spanish SuperCups. The club is more often regarded as Spanish mid-table league club and has an honor of playing in the UEFA Chapions League five seasons in a row and reaching the semi finals in 2004.
- 1 (1999/2000)
- 5 (1949/1950, 1993/1994, 1994/1995, 2000/2001, 2001/2002)
LIGA THIRD PLACE:
- 4 (1992/1993, 1996/1997, 2002/2003, 2003/2004)
COPA DEL REY:
- 2 (1995, 2002)
COPA DEL REY SEMI-FINALS:
- 4 (1999, 2003, 2006, 2007)
- 3 (1995, 2000, 2002)
PARTICIPATIONS IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
- 5 (2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005)
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS:
- 1 (2003/2004; exit against winners FC Porto)
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER FINALS:
- 2 (2000/2001, 2001/2002)
QUALIFICATION FOR CUP WINNERS’ CUP:
- 1 (1995/1996)
CUP WINNERS’ CUP SEMI-FINALS:
- 1 (1995/1996; exit against winners PSG)
QUALIFICATION FOR UEFA CUP:
- 5 (1993/1994, 1994/1995, 1997/1998, 1999/2000, 2008/2009)
QUALIFICATION FOR INTERTOTO CUP:
- 2 (2005, 2008
The Olympique Lyon football club are one of the 16 teams that are battling for a place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and this feat itself speaks volumes about the successful string of performances given by the club in the recent past. Lyon football club is a prestigious French football league team with a remarkable squad, capable of playing against the top sides in the world. Lyon fc has a decorated trophy cabinet and has been lauded by critics for playing good football in all competitions. The Lyon football club also has a distinction of starting a national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles which is a massive achievement. The club under coach Claude Puel has created many upsets and won crucial games against tough teams such as Real Madrid football club in the UEFA Champions League 2009/10.
Performance record of Olympique football club
1) Ligue 1 Winners (7 times).
2) Ligue 2 Winners (3 times).
3) USFSA Lyonnaise French Championship Winners (4 times).
4) French Championship (southern pool) Winners.
5) Coupe de France Winners (4 times).
6) Coupe de la Ligue Winners.
7) Trophee des Champions Winners (7 times).
8) UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners.
These magnificent achievements outline the club’s progress rate and improvement and are a source of pride for their ever increasing fans.